Topic: Capo on the 1st Fret
I'm not much of a Capo user. Usually I'll just transpose the song to a key I like and not use a capo. I am finding however, that sometimes I just don't have enough fingers and so have started playing around with my capo. I was playing Norwegian Wood and capoing the second fret...and all sounded well (as well as my ears told me) I put the capo on the first fret and even my ears could hear something was amiss. I plugged in my tuner and checked the open tuning and all was fine. I put the capo on the first fret and the tuning was waaaay off. Interestingly, the low E string was REALLY sharp..so sharp that was almost F#....and as I checked the rest of the strings....they became less sharp and finally the high E string actually fine. The Capo is a brand name (Kyser) and it seems to work fine. There's no buzz....and as I move it up the neck, the tuning gets a little sharp but all the strings are equally sharp. So....any idea why the 1st fret is giving me some trouble?? I'm playing my '91 Telecaster with some Lace Sensor pickups.